Warm, Light, Professional, Mainstream, Urban,
"Warm, rich, and sultry" or "Warm, bright and friendly" either description fits my Urban and Mainstream delivery. Sexy or sassy could also apply with the right attitude and script. I have a light voice in a low register for a female, but I can add a little rasp for more sex appeal. I also get a lot of requests for the "Black woman with an attitude" voice, but we call that acting.
Work that works for me:
. Luxury Brands, with or without accent.
. Professional, friendly reads including commercials, presentation, and voice mails
. voice acting including characters, narrations, and dramatic reads
In addtion to Generic Mainstream reads, I can provide more than 10 different types of Urban voices: Professional, Professional- Friendly, Southern, Young Adult, Sexy, Ghetto Mid-west, Ghetto East Coast, Pre-teen, Everyday Woman/ Testimonial, Black Comedian, Black Poet.
I also sing, rap, and do poetry.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Eastpointe, Michigan, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Pop - Jazz - R&B Singer, Marilyn Monroe singing impersonator, and a Female Rapper,
Little Girl: Urban age 8 - 13,
Warm Bright Professional Mainstream 20-something Female: with no distuinguishable ethinic or regional markers,
Classy Professional Urban Midwest Female 25-35 yr old: with no distinguishable regional markers,
Ghetto Urban Midwest Female voice - Definitely urban/ ghetto without specific regional markers,
Ghetto East Coast Urban Female: A little Philly + A little Jersey and a whole lotta hip-hop,
Soft or Edgy Southern Belle: Oozing of southern hospitality charm,
Professional Southern Female: Professional Urban or Mainstream with hints of Southern accents,
Nondescript European Female: That "far away" European voice with no identifiable orgin,
Nondescript British accent: You know it's British but you just don't know what type,
Passable Autralian accent: If Crocodile Hunter was a woman,
West Indies accent: A quick call to my Jamaican family in Toronto and you've got 1 authetic sounding accent,
Surprisingly passable Irish accent: Lucky and Charming,
My Voice Experience
I do both voiceovers and voice acting, with or without accents, I can also do storytelling, poetry and dramatic readings. Because of my versitility, I do an equal amount of mainstream and urban work.
I've worked in COMMERICAL and RADIO production for 8 years with small agencies, large radio companies and independently. I've produced radio shows, engineered and acted in a RADIO DRAMA, and served for 3 years as COPYWRITER and voice talent for CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO where I lent my skills to 7 different formatted stations (Hip-hop to Country, Rock to Smooth Jazz, Gospel to Pop) in Detroit and nationwide. I've written and done voiceovers for television, and imaging for a southern radio station as well.
Additionally, my copywriting and production have earned me awards and a position twice as finalist in a national commercial contests for radio. I'm also an award winning poet, a trained singer, and a trained stage actress.
Theatrical Training: Martin Luther King High School (Detroit) Drama 1, Advanced Drama, Award-winning Drama troop, 1996 - 1998
Professional Vocal (Singing) Training: Spring Arbor University for Vocal Training, 2000
Spring Arbor University: Major - Sociology, Minor Communications, 1999 - 2001
Commerical Writing, Production, and Voiceovers:
Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, 2001
Commerical Production Internship: Melodic Sounds Productions (Detroit), 2001
ProTools Training: One Word Productions, LLC (Southfield) 2001/02
Additional Copywriting and Creative Training: Clear Channel University feat. Dick Orkin and the Radio Ranch; Roy H. Williams the Wizard of Ads; and the Clear Channel Creative Service Group
My Studio Equipment
I have 24 hour access to 4 different studios, I can produce on my own as well as with in house producers.
Studio 1: Adobe Audition 1.5, MXL directional condenser Mic
Studio 2: Protools 7.3, Akg Mic & At4044
Studio 3: Adobe Audition, Shure Mic
Studio 4: Protools 7.4, Akg Mic
I'm also a skilled (non-linear) video editor. I use Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Final Cut X
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
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